For immediate release: April 7, 2015
Richland Center, WI: At approximately 6:15pm last night a 4 year old female fell into the north side of the Wisconsin River near the east side of the boat landing in Gotham. Lone Rock Fire and EMS were dispatched at approximately 6:30pm and were assisted by Spring Green Fire, Blue River Fire, Cazenovia Fire, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Richland County Emergency Management. The search for the child was discontinued at 9:00pm due to darkness and weather conditions affecting visibility.
The search resumed this morning at 6:30am. Lone Rock Fire and EMS is currently being assisted by Spring Green Fire, Blue River Fire, Cazenovia Fire, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Richland County Emergency Management. DNR Wardens are searching by both boat and plane, and the Baraboo Police Department is searching with a drone.
Officials understand the emotional impact this has on our community and appreciates all the help that concerned citizens have offered. However, at this time we are asking for people not to self deploy, as there are plenty of resources out on the water. The next press release will be offered at 11:00am